Reviewing Educational Abstracts

Led by:

Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Research and Development in Medical Education
UCSF Center for Faculty Educators
School of Medicine

One goal of scholarship in health professions education is disseminating your work to others. A first step is producing an abstract, which may be a short description of work that is published, or a summary of scholarly work submitted for purposes of selection for presentation at a conference. A related skill is critiquing abstracts. This involves recognizing the issues related to the quality of the education research, and formulating a well written review to aid the researcher in revising. During this workshop, you will receive orientation and coaching from experienced abstract reviewers so that you can refine your skills and increase your level of contribution to the educational scholarship community.

This is a hands-on session and a laptop is required. A limited number of loaners may be available.

During this session, participants will:

  • Review characteristics and expectations of an abstract in the field of educational scholarship.
  • Develop a critique and discuss it in a group.
  • Complete reviews and critiques for assigned real abstracts using an online review form.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify elements in an abstract to consider in critiquing the content.
  • Write scholarly critiques of actual abstracts being selected for a conference.

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 267 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Course No. MGR19075.

Tuesday, February 5 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

UCSF Library, 530 Parnassus Ave, Room CL 220/223, Parnassus


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